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TABLE 4

Characterization of controls and high salt–fed rats with or without administration of pioglitazone

Administration of pioglitazoneControls
High salt–fed rats
(−)(+)(−)(+)
n 
Body weight (g) 314.0 ± 6.7 310.7 ± 3.8 305.6 ± 7.1 295.0 ± 3.1 
Systolic pressure (mmHg) 102.8 ± 2.5 102.5 ± 3.5 122.1 ± 5.5* 128.1 ± 7.1 
Diastolic pressure (mmHg) 69.9 ± 5.3 72.1 ± 2.8 89.4 ± 2.9* 85.4 ± 8.1 
Food intake per rat (g/day) 30.6 ± 0.8 30.2 ± 0.7 29.5 ± 0.7 30.4 ± 0.9 
Administration of pioglitazoneControls
High salt–fed rats
(−)(+)(−)(+)
n 
Body weight (g) 314.0 ± 6.7 310.7 ± 3.8 305.6 ± 7.1 295.0 ± 3.1 
Systolic pressure (mmHg) 102.8 ± 2.5 102.5 ± 3.5 122.1 ± 5.5* 128.1 ± 7.1 
Diastolic pressure (mmHg) 69.9 ± 5.3 72.1 ± 2.8 89.4 ± 2.9* 85.4 ± 8.1 
Food intake per rat (g/day) 30.6 ± 0.8 30.2 ± 0.7 29.5 ± 0.7 30.4 ± 0.9 

Data are means ± SE.

*

P < 0.05 (control versus high-salt group without pioglitazone.)

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